Friday, June 10, 2011

Miss Marble

Halloween was the time she figured most prominently in our thoughts. First because she was a witch, of course, and second because of a time-honored ritual among the neighborhood children concerning her and ourselves and that evening of the year.

From Yesterday's Witch, by Gahan Wilson.


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I really truly intensely recommend this short story.

5 comments:

HalloweeNut said...

I absolutely LOVE that story! I can smell the home-baked goodies and witchcraft already...

Mr Black said...

Is that in the Halloween collection OCTOBER DREAMS? I love that book. I bet I have read it at least five times.

Rot said...

Yep. It's in there.

Yeah, that book is a Halloween must-read. I wish they'd do another one with new stories and Halloween memories.

Mr Black said...

That would be wonderful, but I don't think the other one sold as well as they would have liked. One of my friends wrote a short story for it.

The October boy said...

Always spend the end of September and beginning of October with that book in my hands every night. Must be about 6 years running now and no end in sight. And that story is one of my favorites.